Doing a cake for a friend's birthday, she is having a fund raiser/silent auction cocktail party for Parkinson's disease for her birthday.
She wants an LV bag cake, but not the budget for a giant one to feed everyone. No problem, I can work with that. I said I can make a smaller bag, put it on a simple sheet cake (which I HATE to make - I just don't "do" sheet cakes) and can work within her budget of $250 - for 60 people. So right there she is getting The Deal of the Century.
But I figured a simple sheet cake, I don't mind throwing that in for practically nothing. She is a friend, I will put the actual price on invoice and discount it out. Easy, right?
NOW it is 80 people AND she does not want to CUT the pocketbook cake!!! A "sheet" cake for 80 people from me would be $320 ALONE! PLUS THE FREAKIN BAG would be at least another $100!!!!
Now this is all my fault that I do not have the balls to go back to her and tell her no way that's not what I signed up for. I know I know. But this is for Saturday, I am baking tonight and kicking myself the entire time. I will put the actual price on the invoice and discount out to her budget so at least she KNOWS.
I will let it go now and just make the damn cake and get over it. I am not losing any materials cost, only my time (yes I know - the most expensive thing). My fault, I just have to let it go now. Thanks for listening - begin the chastising - I deserve it!!! *sigh*
I will not even MENTION the party planner who called me today to make sure the CAKE BOARD will not CLASH with the decor... WTH????